Re: [dev] Request to publish PamUUID in other projects

From: Tait Hoyem <>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 21:41:03 +0000

Instead of looking for a specific file via the file system which would "depend" on systemd in as much as systemd provides the /dev/by-uuid/ directory (AFAIR anyway), maybe look into the blkid.h file included in linux-utils.
libblkid(3), blkid(8) are some good man pages to start out with.
I haven't used blkid.h myself, but given what the blkid command does I think it's fair to say its library may be fruitful for your purposes.

Sure, it's not cross-platform to BSDs and such, but it'll at least get you out of the systemd requirement :)

‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
On Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:02 PM, <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have just developed a PAM module that can be used to log into linux
> by using a usb drive. The software was designed according to the
> suckless philosophy of simplicity, clarity and frugality. However it
> does depend on systemd, so any suggestion on how to achieve the same
> functionality without this dependency is welcome.
> The code is hosted at GitHub
> Besides announcing the software to the community I would like to
> request that it be added in the "other projects" list of the suckless
> webpage.
> Best regards,
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Luís M. S. Russo
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